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Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 24, 2012

Xcel Energy Inc. ( XEL ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.27 per share scheduled for January 20, 2013. Shareholders who purchased XEL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that XEL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $27.37, the dividend yield is 3.95%.

The previous trading day's last sale of XEL was $27.37, representing a -8.52% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.92 and a 5.92% increase over the 52 week low of $25.84.

XEL is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK ) and Exelon Corporation ( EXC ). XEL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.86. Zacks Investment Research reports XEL's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 4.84%, compared to an industry average of -.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the XEL Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to XEL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?

The following ETF(s) have XEL as a top-10 holding:

  • Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF (LVOL)
  • PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio ETF ( SPLV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is LVOL with an increase of 7.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of XEL at 2.06%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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